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Food Meal Prep Meals & Macros

Meal Prep: Week of January 29

On Saturday, I made a much needed trip to the grocery store. I ended up stopping at Kroger and Aldi. Both of these are a bit of a drive from my hometown, but it’s worth the extra time and distance to find more variety. Of course, my Aldi is in the middle of a remodel, so they will be closing soon for that to be completed. I am excited that they’re making the store larger, but I’m going to be a mess for the month that they’re closed. Where am I going to get cheap veggies and heavy cream?!

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Weight Loss

The Journey to a Healthier Me

Me, April 2015

In January, I decided to change my life. After years of being overweight and unhappy with myself, I knew I needed to take action. I’m still fat, but I feel better and am slowly making progress.


I’ve tried lots of diets in the past—from calorie counting to Weight Watchers—and had moderate levels of success. The problem was that after a certain amount of time, I’d revert back to old habits. After seeing the success of others, I decided to try a low-carb, gluten-free way of life. As a carb-loading, potato-loving, bread-adoring lady, this change was difficult!

The first few weeks felt like torture. I was tired and cranky. My energy hit an all-time low. All I wanted to do was nap and lounge around. My body ached like I had the flu. I wasn’t sure I could handle it, and the urge to give in to my cravings felt overwhelming. There were many times when I thought about eating a doughnut, a yeast roll, or a piece of pie. I wanted to throw in the towel and give up!

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